Panasonic Announces Proposed Senior Management Changes

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Panasonic Announces Proposed Senior Management Changes

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation (NYS: PC) (TOKYO:6752)("Panasonic"), today announced the following changes of the members of the Board of Directors, Corporate Auditors and Executive Officers, effective April 1, 2013, and proposed changes of the members of the Board of Directors, and the Board of Corporate Auditors effective June 26, 2013. These proposed changes will be submitted for and subject to approval at the company's ordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held on June 26, 2013.

 

1.Members of the Board of Directors (Effective April 1)

Title Name Responsibilities
Chairman
of the Board
Fumio Ohtsubo 
Vice Chairman
of the Board
Masayuki Matsushita 
PresidentKazuhiro Tsuga 
Executive Vice PresidentYasuo Katsura 
Executive Vice PresidentShusaku NagaePresident, Eco Solutions Company
Senior Managing DirectorIkusaburo KashimaIn charge of Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Information Security, Business Ethics, and International Affairs
Director, Legal Affairs Division
Senior Managing DirectorYoshihiko YamadaPresident, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
Senior Managing DirectorYoshiiku MiyataRepresentative in Tokyo
Senior Managing DirectorKazunori TakamiPresident, Appliances Company
Managing DirectorTakashi ToyamaIn charge of Planning and BPR Project
Managing DirectorHideaki KawaiIn charge of Accounting and Finance, and Groupwide Cost Busters Project
Managing DirectorYoshiyuki MiyabePresident, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Global Sourcing for Components and Devices Procurement, and System LSI Business Division
Managing DirectorYoshiaki NakagawaIn charge of Human Resources, General Affairs, Social Relations, and Facility Management
Director, Human Resources & General Affairs Division
Managing DirectorMamoru YoshidaIn charge of Technology, Intellectual Property, Information Systems, and Panasonic Start-up Fund
Director, R&D Division
DirectorIkuo Uno 
Director Masayuki Oku  
Notes: 

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Managing Directors are Representative Directors and severally represent the company.

 
Ikuo Uno and Masayuki Oku are outside directors of the company as stipulated in Article 2, Paragraph 15 of the Company Law of Japan.
 

2. Members of the Board of Corporate Auditors (Effective April 1)

Title Name Responsibilities
Senior Corporate AuditorSeiichiro Sano 
Senior Corporate AuditorYoshihiro FurutaChairman, Panasonic Group Auditors Meeting
Corporate AuditorYasuo Yoshino 
Corporate AuditorIkuo Hata 
Corporate Auditor Hiroyuki Takahashi  
Note: Yasuo Yoshino, Ikuo Hata and Hiroyuki Takahashi are outside corporate auditors.
 

3. Executive Officers (Effective April 1)

Title Name Responsibilities
Senior Managing Executive OfficerTakumi KajishaIn charge of Corporate Communications, Advertising, and Citizenship
Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division
Managing Executive OfficerMasatoshi HaradaRepresentative in Kansai
Managing Executive OfficerLaurent AbadieRegional Head for Europe & CIS
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Europe Ltd.
Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Managing Executive OfficerYorihisa ShiokawaRegional Head for Asia, the Middle East & Africa
Managing Director, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Managing Executive OfficerJun IshiiDirector, Government and External Relations Division
Managing Executive OfficerTsuyoshi NomuraIn charge of Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Administration, FF Customer Support & Management, Environmental Affairs, Procurement, Logistics, and Motor Business Administration Office
Director, Global Manufacturing Division
Managing Executive OfficerJoseph Taylor**Regional Head for North America
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
President, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Managing Executive OfficerYoshio Ito**Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Industrial Business
Managing Executive OfficerHidetoshi Osawa**Regional Head for China & Northeast Asia
Chairman, Panasonic Corporation of China
Managing Executive OfficerYukio Nakashima**Director, Consumer Marketing Sector for Japan Region
In charge of Design
Executive OfficerShiro NishiguchiSenior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Consumer Business
Executive OfficerKenji YamanePresident, Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Executive OfficerYasutomo FukuiIn charge of Information Systems
Executive OfficerKatsuhiko FujiwaraSenior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Devices Business, New Business, and Quality Operations
Executive OfficerMasahisa ShibataSenior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Automotive Business
Executive OfficerToshiyuki TakagiSenior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
President, Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
In charge of Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. and IT Products Business Division
Executive OfficerMachiko MiyaiIn charge of Lifestyle Research for New Markets, R&D Division
Executive OfficerMasahiro IdoVice President, Eco Solutions Company
In charge of Planning
Director, Customer Communication Center
Executive OfficerSatoshi TakeyasuAssociate Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division
Executive OfficerNorihisa Mimura*Senior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Cold Chain Business
Director, Air-Conditioner Business Division
Executive OfficerYasuji Enokido*Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Imaging Business Division, Media Business Division, Visual Systems Business Division, and Panasonic Plasma Display Co., Ltd.
Executive Officer Paul Margis* Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Avionics Business Division
Director, Avionics Business Division
 

4.

 

Resignation and Appointments of the Members of the Board of Directors

(Effective June 26)

Resignation:

Name New Responsibility Current Responsibility
Yasuo Katsura Corporate Advisor Executive Vice President
 

Assignment:

Title Name Current Responsibilities
Managing DirectorTsuyoshi NomuraManaging Executive Officer
In charge of Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Administration, FF Customer Support & Management, Environmental Affairs, Procurement, Logistics, and Motor Business Administration Office
Director, Global Manufacturing Division
Director Hiroko Ota Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 

5.Members of the Board of Directors (Effective June 26)

Title Name Responsibilities
Chairman
of the Board
Fumio Ohtsubo 
Vice Chairman
of the Board
Masayuki Matsushita 
PresidentKazuhiro Tsuga 
Executive Vice PresidentShusaku NagaePresident, Eco Solutions Company
Senior Managing DirectorIkusaburo KashimaIn charge of Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Information Security, Business Ethics, and International Affairs
Director, Legal Affairs Division
Senior Managing DirectorYoshihiko YamadaPresident, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
Senior Managing DirectorYoshiiku MiyataRepresentative in Tokyo
Senior Managing DirectorKazunori TakamiPresident, Appliances Company
Managing DirectorTakashi ToyamaIn charge of Planning and BPR Project
Managing DirectorHideaki KawaiIn charge of Accounting and Finance, and Groupwide Cost Busters Project
Managing DirectorYoshiyuki MiyabePresident, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Global Sourcing for Components and Devices Procurement, and System LSI Business Division
Managing DirectorYoshiaki NakagawaIn charge of Human Resources, General Affairs, Social Relations, and Facility Management
Director, Human Resources & General Affairs Division
Managing DirectorMamoru YoshidaIn charge of Technology, Intellectual Property, Information Systems, and Panasonic Start-up Fund
Director, R&D Division
Managing DirectorTsuyoshi Nomura*In charge of Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Administration, FF Customer Support & Management, Environmental Affairs, Procurement, Logistics, and Motor Business Administration Office
Director, Global Manufacturing Division
DirectorIkuo Uno 
DirectorMasayuki Oku 
Director Hiroko Ota*  
Notes: 

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Managing Directors are Representative Directors and severally represent the company.

 
Ikuo Uno, Masayuki Oku and Hiroko Ota are outside directors of the company as stipulated in Article 2, Paragraph 15 of the Company Law of Japan.
 

6. Members of the Board of Corporate Auditors (Effective June 26)

Title Name Responsibilities
Senior Corporate AuditorSeiichiro Sano 
Senior Corporate AuditorYoshihiro FurutaChairman, Panasonic Group Auditors Meeting
Corporate AuditorYasuo Yoshino 
Corporate AuditorIkuo Hata 
Corporate Auditor Hiroyuki Takahashi  
Note: Yasuo Yoshino, Ikuo Hata and Hiroyuki Takahashi are outside corporate auditors.
 

7. Executive Officers (Effective June 26)

Title Name Responsibilities
Senior Managing Executive OfficerTakumi KajishaIn charge of Corporate Communications, Advertising, and Citizenship
Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division
Managing Executive OfficerMasatoshi HaradaRepresentative in Kansai
Managing Executive OfficerLaurent AbadieRegional Head for Europe & CIS
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Europe Ltd.
Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Managing Executive OfficerYorihisa ShiokawaRegional Head for Asia, the Middle East & Africa
Managing Director, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Managing Executive OfficerJun IshiiDirector, Government and External Relations Division
Managing Executive OfficerJoseph TaylorRegional Head for North America
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
President, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Managing Executive OfficerYoshio ItoSenior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Industrial Business
Managing Executive OfficerHidetoshi OsawaRegional Head for China & Northeast Asia
Chairman, Panasonic Corporation of China
Managing Executive OfficerYukio NakashimaDirector, Consumer Marketing Sector for Japan Region
In charge of Design
Executive OfficerShiro NishiguchiSenior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Consumer Business
Executive OfficerKenji YamanePresident, Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Executive OfficerYasutomo FukuiIn charge of Information Systems
Executive OfficerKatsuhiko FujiwaraSenior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Devices Business, New Business, and Quality Operations
Executive OfficerMasahisa ShibataSenior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Automotive Business
Executive OfficerToshiyuki TakagiSenior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
President, Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
In charge of Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. and IT Products Business Division
Executive OfficerMachiko MiyaiIn charge of Lifestyle Research for New Markets, R&D Division
Executive OfficerMasahiro IdoVice President, Eco Solutions Company
In charge of Planning
Director, Customer Communication Center
Executive OfficerSatoshi TakeyasuAssociate Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division
Executive OfficerNorihisa MimuraSenior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Cold Chain Business
Director, Air-Conditioner Business Division
Executive OfficerYasuji EnokidoSenior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Imaging Business Division, Media Business Division, Visual Systems Business Division, and Panasonic Plasma Display Co., Ltd.
Executive Officer Paul Margis Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Avionics Business Division
Director, Avionics Business Division
Note: * newly appointed
**promoted
 

About Panasonic


Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the Company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic's stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYS: PC) Stock Exchanges. The Company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.



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